Commuters in the Western Cape will be relieved to know that the taxi strike, which had left thousands stranded, has been called off.
The strike was as a result of leadership disputes between the national and provincial arms of the South African National Taxi Council (Santaco).
Santaco’s provincial members had demanded a free and fair election of Western Cape leaders that would have the powers to make their own decisions.
The Western Cape members had claimed that the national leaders had refused to listen to their demands, thus forcing them to strike.
The strike was however called off after a commitment was made that there would be free and fair elections in the Western Cape.
The CATA taxi association had informed members via its Facebook page that the strike has come to an end and that taxis would be operating as per normal.